A tribute to Tony Allen plus some new releases

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This week a tribute to the great Nigeria drummer, percussionist and songwriter Tony Allen. One of the main collaborators, and musical director, of Fela Kuti's band Africa '70 from 1968 to 1979, he was a central figure in Afrobeat music. In later years he embraced a variety of musical styles, developed "Afrofunk" and worked with a number of contemporary artists.

Also on the show: the debut album from vocalist/saxophonist Sanja Markovic, the first solo recordings by Tim Berne, a new album from Orjan Hulten, a selection of improvised pieces and, some classic ECM works.


  • Fela Anikulapo Kuti "Zombie" from The Complete Works of Fela Anikulapo Kuti (Knitting Factory) 00:00
  • Örjan Hultén Orion "Liberia Ballad" from Liberia Ballad (Artogrush/Plugged) 13:49
  • Sanja Markovic "Ascension" from Ascension (A.MA Records) 21:37
  • Tim Berne "Darn That" from Sacred Vowels (Screwgun) 28:10
  • Zakir Hussain, Dr. N Ramani - Hariprasad Chaurasia, John McLaughlin, Jan Garbarek "Making Music" from Making Music (ECM) 31:33
  • Bobby Bradford, Frode Gjerstad, Kent Carter, John Stevens "Blue Cat Part III" from Blue Cat (NoBusiness Records) 44:23
  • Paal Nilssen-Love "Five Dollars and a Jug of Rhum" from New Brazilian Funk (PNL Records) 54:45
  • Sanja Markovic "The Mystery of Man" from Ascension (A.MA Records) 1:00:53
  • Tim Berne "Cluster" from Sacred Vowels (Screwgun) 1:04:39
  • Örjan Hultén Orion "The Bird" from Liberia Ballad (Artogrush/Plugged) 1:06:55
  • Jimi Tenor and Tony Allen "Three Continents" from Inspiration Information 4 (Strut) 1:09:34
  • João Braz "Who Again" from Who? And Other Interrogative Pieces (Discordian Records) 1:23:57
  • Sanja Markovic "Sun" from Ascension (A.MA Records) 1:35:38
  • Tim Berne "Baikida" from Sacred Vowels (Screwgun) 1:39:59
  • Fela Anikulapo Kuti "Alagbon Close" from The Complete Works Of Fela Anikulapo Kuti (Knitting Factory) 1:43:13

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